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Mechatronics (Level 7, 10 ECTs)

  • Course Code


  • Field of Study

    Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

  • Type of Course:


  • Type of Qualification:

    Special Award

  • Type of Study:

    Part time

  • Application Closing Date:

    14th September 2018

Admission Requirements:

Candidates must have at least two years relevant industrial experience and should have obtained their Leaving Certificate or an appropriate craft/technician qualification.


Mechanical, Biomedical & Manufacturing Eng

All part-time programmes at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2018-2019 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only. 

Course fee must be paid before attending lectures.

Course Fee


*Discounts available for groups of three or more.

Note: Places are limited for this course. Eligible candidates will be considered on a first come first served basis.


One evening per week for one academic year, one module per semester

Course Content

This course covers the practical and theoretical requirements for certification by CIT. Certification requires that a candidate provides evidence of competence in the construction, operation and maintenance of pneumatic and electro-pneumatic systems through practical tasks and by meeting knowledge criteria.

The course also covers PLC programming to a high standard of achievement allowing students to programme training rigs and develop knowledge of industrial Mechatronic installations.


  • Pneumatic design and implementation
  • Electro-pneumatic design and implementation
  • PLC design and implementation
  • Mechatronic design and implementation


  • Principles of the “Total Engineering Approach” to production systems
  • Principles of typical sensors
  • Principles of pneumatic, mechanical and electrical actuation systems
  • Principles of embedded control (PLCs, controllers)
  • Design, build and fault find on mechatronic systems
Awarding Body

10 ECTS credits at Level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications, awarded by Cork Institute of Technology.


  • Start Date: 24th September 2018
  • Places are limited for this course. Eligible candidates will be considered on a first come first served basis. Once the course is full, online applications will closed for the course. Late applications may be considered should any places become available.
  • Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €250 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.
  • Please attach and upload any documents such as transcripts, CV, other details relevant to the application.



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Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Management Systems
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